Latest update on what’s happening (Aug 8th 2020):
Next open air, outdoors, off-line SpokenWords are Mondays 10th and 17th August. Keep an eye on the events on our Facebook page for details closer to the time or sign up for the mailing list (click on the blue stamp on the righthand side of this page).
Spoken World Online continues. This is weekly on Tuesdays. Again, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details.
AWOL writers’ workshop running 6.30pm – 8.30pm every Sunday. Online. Virtual room opens at 6pm. If it’s your first time and you want to submit your written prose or poetry for feedback please arrive no later than 6.15. Preferred file format is PDF. Here’s the new link to join. Rumours are that this may move to physical, off-line meetings some time this summer, so keep an eye on their Facebook page.
SpokenWord Paris is one pole of a nomadic tribe of people who love poetry, writing and song. A home for creatives and lost anglophones. We do an open mic night called SpokenWord every Monday at the Chat Noir and an allied writers’ workshop every Sunday. We do a literary journal called The Bastille and Tightrope Books published many of us in the book “Strangers in Paris.” Click on the blue stamp on the right to sign up to the mailing list.
Open mic/scène ouverte: Performance poetry. Lire vivant. Poésie sonore. Stand up. Monologue. Stories. Beat poetry. Spoken word. English. Français. Your own original texts. Old texts from Rimbaud to Dr Seuss, Beowulf to Gil Scott-Heron. Chacun a son mot à dire. Make the words come alive. Acoustic songs also welcome.
Poetry video clips on our instagram at spokenword_paris
A taste of Monday nights at the Chat Noir, by Victor. Listen or download here.
Every Monday except August. Come to the Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud 75011. Métro Parmentier/Couronnes. Sign up at 8pm in the bar. Poetics start from 8.30pm underground. More info here. Paris’ biggest and longest-running English open mic night, started in 2006. All languages welcome. Free entry. Exit one euro.
Check next week’s theme here. Themes are a suggestion to inspire you but you don’t have to follow them. Indeed, many people don’t.
AWOL writers’ workshop
AWOL is currently online.
AWOL usually takes place every Sunday evening, 6.30pm – 8.30pm and in happier times was at the Chat Noir, 76 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 75011. Now it’s online. Check AWOL’s facebook page. Free. Bring your writing or just come and listen and join in the discussion. Hosted by Bruce Sherfield, Simon Millward, Thibaut Narme and Camille Adnot. Friendly and insightful and afterwards you’re welcome to come for a drink. In a previous incarnation this ran for 10 years as The Other Writers Group and AWOL continues that group’s ethos of giving invaluable insightful feedback and providing a supportive space to hone your writing craft. Plus community among writers. Click here for a more detailed description.